Saturday, April 04, 2009


About 330 Union Members Affected

USF Holland has announced it is closing 11 terminals, affecting about 330 Teamster freight members, who will get preferential hiring at New Penn or YRC terminals.

The decision was finalized this week. A special change of operations hearing was held on March 25 in Philadelphia concerning the closures. The terminals being closed are in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Allentown, Dubois, Wilkes-Barre and Bedford, all in Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; Albany and Syracuse, New York; Richmond, Virginia; and Wichita, Kansas. Also, the Pittsburgh terminal’s operations will be shifted to Youngstown, Ohio.

USF Holland requested an emergency change of operations hearing due to a severe downturn in business resulting in a loss of approximately $2 million a week in revenue.

Some of the local union demands of the company were that the company would implement the WARN Act where they were required to (Philadelphia and Harrisburg), abide by the National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA) and the Area Supplemental Agreement, pay all earned vacation, sick leave and holidays including the health & welfare and pension on the earned leave.

We all suffer when we go through job losses but the union is doing everything in our power to protect the job and livelihood of our member’s jobs and the integrity of the NMFA.

To read the decision, click here.

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